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they be furnished before other troops, as they have not the advantage of being stationary to make themselves comfortable by temporary shelters. The change of Ferguson's and Chalmers' commands will be made as early as practicable. I do not deem it proper to make the change just now. Ballentine's regiment will be sent to Panola as soon as Ross returns to Jackson. If he were detached now, Cosby would have but one regiment. I start this evening for Oxford and New Albany.

I am, colonel, yours, respectfully,

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.

Abstract from tri-monthly return of Jackson's cavalry division, Brig. Gen. William H. Jackson, C. S. Army, commanding, for November 24, 1863; headquarters Livingston, Miss.

Present for duty

Command Office Men Effectiv Aggregat Aggregat Aggregat

rs e total e e e last

present present present report

and

absent

First 89 1,229 1,318 1,583 2,227 2,799

[Cosby's]

Brigade

Second 63 802 865 1,142 1,774 1,778

[Colonel

Mabry's]

Brigade

Adams' 65 807 872 1,127 3,004 3,226

brigade

Not brigaded 5 109 114 115 167 167

Total 222 2,947 3,169 3,967 7,172 7,970

KNOXVILLE, November 24, 1863.

General WHEELER, Loudon:

From your letter of yesterday I judge that the enemy is considerably re-enforced in cavalry. Would it not be well to send us more cavalry from Chattanooga?

J. LONGSTREET.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

No. 102. Near Kingston, November 24, 1863.

I. Lieutenant-General Longstreet directs that all horses captured between the Little Tennessee River and Knoxville shall be turned over for the use of his batteries.

II. Major-General Martin and Brigadier-General Armstrong will see to the execution of this order.

III. Major Jessee, commanding detachment Hodge's brigade, will report to Colonel C. H. Tyler, commanding brigade, near Dalton, Ga.

IV. Captain Dortch, commanding cavalry detachment, near Unitia,

will report to Brig. Gen. J. H. Kelly, commanding cavalry division, near Cleveland.

V. Lieutenant-Colonel McCaskill, Third Confederate Regiment, will report to General Kelly.

VI. Major Day will report to Colonel Rucker, picketing between mouth of Hiwassee River and Loudon.

By order of Major-General Wheeler:

E. S. BURFORD,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.